AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization solutions to 155 million active users, today announced that the ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs, and Solution Providers, has bestowed its top accolade, the ASCII Cup, on AVG Managed Workplace® at this year's ASCII Success Summit held September 18-19 in Austin, Texas. At the same time the growing popularity of AVG CloudCare™ with resellers was underlined when it picked up the ASCII Austin "Best Cloud Solution" award at the same event.
AVG Managed Workplace streamlines time-consuming tasks across all aspects of a managed services offering increased productivity, lower operating costs and driving revenue growth while AVG CloudCare is a cloud-based services administration platform to help resellers to manage the IT needs of their small business customers simply and cost-effectively.
AVG's Luke Walling, VP Sales & Operations, SMB, N. America stated, "To walk away with one award is a tremendous honor, to receive one for each of our complementary tools makes it a doubly proud moment for us. For AVG CloudCare to win ASCII's "Best Cloud Solution" is especially gratifying as it shows the partner community shares our conviction that we have developed one of the best available remote management tools for resellers and their customers.
"The ASCII Cup is just reward for the remarkable team effort that goes into making AVG Managed Workplace successful," continued Luke Walling. "The quality of the development team's open eco-system approach, the hard work of our partner support staff and the highest professional standards of our community development managers have all helped to secure this top accolade for AVG."
Each year the ASCII Cup is conferred on a company that has demonstrated outstanding channel goodwill and a commitment to fostering business growth among ASCII's membership. The ASCII Success Summit Awards are decided by the votes of over 300 ASCII members, leading vendors and industry experts at a series of regional ASCII Success Summit meetings.
"The ASCII Cup is a great way for our members to show their appreciation for the IT platform that in their opinion has most supported the needs of their partners," says Jerry Koutavas, president of The ASCII Group. "This year we were hugely impressed with the overall standard of entries and I extend the warmest congratulations to the team behind AVG Managed Workplace whose dedication and commitment to ensuring our members received the best possible standards of service and support helped them to emerge as this year's clear winners."
Success Summit attendees vote to honor vendors in several categories, including Best Software Solution, Best Hardware Solution, Best New Product, Best Channel Programs, Best Partner Commitment, Best Cloud Solution and several others. The winners at each show are selected based on the votes of the solution providers, and at the end of the year the winner of the ASCII Cup is chosen based on the results at all the shows.
In October 2012 AVG introduced AVG CloudCare™, a cloud-based administration platform offering resellers a new way to implement and manage services such as antivirus, content filtering and email security services for their small business customers. In June this year it added AVG Managed Workplace®, an open eco-system Remote Management & Monitoring (RMM) tool. AVG's vision is to make the lives of MSPs and their small business customers as easy as possible, regardless of whether staff are in the office, at home, or on the road.
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